Sext

Saturday, even weeks

12:15 PM

 

Cantor

 

O God, come to my assistance.

 

Response

 

O Lord, make haste to help me.

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

Hymn

 

O God of truth, O Lord of might

Who order time and change aright

Who send the early morning ray

And light the glow of perfect day

 

Extinguish now each sinful fire

And banish every false desire

And while you keep the body whole

Shed forth your light upon the soul

 

Almighty Father hear our cry

Through Jesus Christ our Lord most high

Whom in the spirit we adore

Who reigns with You for evermore

 

Amen

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 


Psalm 128

 

“They have pressed me hard from my youth,”

this is Israel’s song.

 

“They have pressed me hard from my youth

but could never destroy me.

 

They plowed my back like plowmen,

drawing long furrows.

 

But the Lord who is just, has destroyed

the yoke of the wicked.”

 

Let them be shamed and routed,

those who hate Zion!

 

Let them be like grass on the roof

that withers before it flowers.

 

With that no reaper fills his arms,

no binder makes his sheaves

 

and those passing by will not say

“On you the Lord’s blessing!”

“We bless you in the name of the Lord.”

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 


Psalm 129

 

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice!

 

O let your ears be attentive

to the voice of my pleading.

 

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,

Lord who would survive?

 

But with you is found forgiveness:

for this we revere you.

 

My soul is longing for the Lord

I count on his word.

 

My soul is longing for the Lord

more than watchmen for the daybreak.

 

Let the watchmen count on daybreak

and Israel  on the Lord.

 

Because with the Lord there is mercy

and fullness of redemption.

 

Israel indeed he will redeem

from all its iniquity.

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 


Psalm 130

O Lord, my heart is not proud

nor haughty my eyes.

 

I have not gone after things too great

nor marvels beyond me.

 

Truly I have set my soul

in silence and peace.

 

A weaned child on its mother’s breast,

even so is my soul.

 

O Israel, hope in the Lord

both now and for ever.

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

Short Reading

 

 

Short Verse and Response

 

 

Litany

 

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

 

Prayer


Let us pray

 

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants,

that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body;

and, by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may

be delivered from present sadness,

and enter into the joy of Thine

eternal gladness.

Through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen


 

Antiphon to Mary

 

Rejoice O Mary, Mother of Christ

For you alone were privileged to bear

Christ the Lord

 

 

Final Blessing

 

May the Lord bless us,

keep away all evil

and lead us to eternal life.

 

Amen